245.Llanberis–Houses in some instances are so wet that the walls cannot be papered. Sacking has ﬁrst to be nailed to the walls,and paper is then pasted on to the sacking. In some houses, layer after layer of paper has been pasted on to the sacking, and these conditions harbour germs and dust. One house was so damp that it could not bepapered,andinsteadit was tarred inside. There are houses where sacking is laid under the ceiling so as to catch the dust, and there the dust has collected in such quantity that the sacking sags. In some cases the roof is leaking,and buckets have to be used to catch the water when it rains.
249.Criccieth –A house,occupied by a husband and wife, three children over ten and five children under ten. The accommodation is one livingroom, one sleeping chamber, one attic bedroom or grog-loft,and two shelters in the garden. The attic room or grog-loft, was described to us by the witness as a ‘hell-hole’. It was occupied by the children, who were stated to have been lying there all day long up till quarter to half-pastfive on the day when he visited it. Five of the children are on the dispensary register as contacts,and one of them has been at a sanatorium.
(Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Anti-Tuberculosis Service in Wales and Monmouthshire, 1939 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )